Dr. Robert Epstein

Dr. Robert Epstein is a researcher, author, editor, and radio talk-show host. A Ph.D. of Harvard University, where he was B. F. Skinner’s last graduate student, Dr. Epstein is the author of 14 books and nearly 200 articles, including scientific reports in Science, Nature, Psychological Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Among his many accomplishments: Dr. Epstein served for four years as Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Today magazine (the first and only psychologist to ever serve in that role); he founded and served for nine years as Executive Director of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies; and he created and served for four years as the director of the Loebner Prize in Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Epstein has taught at 10 universities in the U.S. and Japan and currently teaches at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego. He is the developer of Generativity Theory, a formal, predictive theory of novel behavior and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the creative process. He has also conducted research on artificial intelligence, stress management, sexual orientation, adolescence, love, and other topics. He has hosted several national radio programs, most recently on Sirius Satellite Radio from 2005 to 2008. In connection with his media activities, Dr. Epstein has interviewed many notable individuals, including Jimmy Carter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Laura Bush, Fred Rogers, Christie Brinkley and more than 200 others. He is the father of four children and two stepchildren and resides in the San Diego area.

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